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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.a bizarre development in a san jose attempted kidnapping. a girl out of her mother's arms. plus. the flu outbreak. is getting worse. >> tonight at five. a kidnap hoax in san jose. >> we were tugging at each other. >> umpha mother's dramatic tale of an attempted abduction. >> somebody tried to take our three year old daughter. >> pam: now police say none of it was true good evening, i'm pam moore. kron 4's rob fladeboe is live tonight at san jose police headquarters. rob - do we know why the mother fabricated the story? >> reporter: we do not know why, pam. but if it turns out that this entire story is an ally of. the person could now face charges herself. more on the police reaction and the why she did this. let us go to the video from a this time he, yesterday. this
neighborhood in east san jose police for going door to door. and they were trying to track down a man of who tried to kidnap the child. " " i literally brought-pride her away from her arms. this is what she said yesterday. >> this man was coming across the street and commented on how beautiful they were and the color of their hair. he got grabbed daughter by her feet we were tugging at each other her bottoms and boots fell off. >> reporter: fast forward of
the police set suspect they were seeing some red flags and all of this. she was requested to tell the story again and here is albert morales. >> we felt the need to bring the mother into the police department because there was some inconsistencies. some red flags that released in the interviews. after a short. . of time. she finally admitted the entire store was a fabrication. it is frustrating for a police department to say the least. i asked in front of the cameras even as a parent and had the idea of the gravity of the events that unfolded. and to find out that those
were a total lie. the amount of resources that went into this investigation. and in light of our current state of the apartment with the lack of resources. it was taxing on all of us. people the corresponding to this investigation and more importantly to the public. >> reporter: this is from yesterday. these are pictures from the woman from the garage. she would not allow us this only as this close. they are not saying what the red flags were. but they say that this is an ongoing criminal investigation. the woman's name it has not been released and is not being and george. however, this case is being afforded to the district attorney. she could be facing charges of
filing a false police report. they however, still that to take these cases seriously. reporting live in san jose, rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. also in the south bay, a new sketch of a man wanted for trying to snatch a child at a mall. more on the police search for this man - tonight at six. >> the flu has claimed the life of its first bay area resident this season. an elderly woman in santa clara county.. so far, there have been at least four other flu related deaths state-wide. one in sacramento, one in madera, and two in southern california. kron 4's dan kerman joins us now with more on this. >> reporter: the woman who passed away, was 98 years old and died clara county. in addition to the flu she also suffered from a variety of other illnesses including pneumonia. public health officials say this should serve as a reminder that people should get a flu shot. this is especially important
because the flu season has not yet peeked in california. in fact it may not peek until february or early march. >> we are in the middle of flu season it could get worse before it gets better. there are other things that could happen. we must stay hydrated. keep our hands washed anybody over six months of age, the youngest, the oldest, and higher risk individuals. >> pam: how well does this current strains of flu a match with the vaccine that is available? we asked that same question and he says the this is a very good match. you never know what quite match is coming out but this should help knock it out. remember, it takes a couple of weeks for it to get into your system. waiting would be a problem.
>> pam: our team coverage continues. even with this early and intense flu season. it is not too late to get a flu shot. takes us to fremont.where a happening until 6 tonight. >> all done >> reporter: to fight the flu from spreading. doctors recommend the flu vaccine. at washington hospital. people waited in line to get one at a vaccine clinic. this mom came in with her son. after her search for the shot came up short. >> we call rx target walgreens safeway his ped office first and they were out. >> reporter: lots of shots here. clinic gave out about 25 shots an hour. to about 125 people. considering the supply and demand for the vaccine. the hospital was ready. the shots cost $10. a small price to pay this patient says for a clean bill of health.
>> i have been listening to the news and there is an epidemic except for california we could be next. >> reporter: this mom is glad she finally found the flu shot. the flu clinic is happening on friday from 7 to 9am. the hospital plans to have shots available in fremont justine waldman kron 4 news. oakland, is headed to
trial. do just that.next. also, the nora virus we are in now to about 50 students, with the exception instead o-50 studentsthat was a couple of days ago. parents keeping their students out is making a difference. this grandmother that was torn carpooling says that her grandson was sec. >> the first day that he did not go to school in the morning and then he went and i wrote after 10:00 a.m. i gave him some soup and ginger ale. the next day he stayed home. it was painful. >> reporter: the contra costa county saying that they had taken samples from
the school decides and are testing them to make sure weather or not this was the nora virus the gastrointestinal disease peaks in the wintertime. >> catherine: in algeria.a planned terror attack has resulted in the deaths of foreign hostages. algeria says it had no choice but to send in special forces for a rescue.but it's clear that it may not be over - and that some of those hostages have been killed. we know americans are involved - but the number has not been confirmed. islamist militants attacked the plant - apparently in revenge for france's intervention against rebels in mali. they claim at least 35 hostages died. other reports say that number is much smaller.perhaps 6 or 7. cnn has confirmed that among those still being held - a man from texas. the rescue attempt has been chaotic and bloody.and it may not be over. developing news tonight.
>> there are more consequences for lance armstrong over his involvement in doping. the olympic committee has stripped armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 sydney olympics. the move was made after armstrong did not appeal to the decision to disqualify him. another developing story we're following. giants slugger pablo sandoval is in the hospital in venezuela. with an abdominal issue. that's according to a tweet posted by his brother, michael sandoval. sandoval had been playing for a venezuelan league n f l during the off-season. he is expected to return to ash that team. within a couple of days. >> jacqueline: a beautiful day with 60s nearly
everywhere. still in the 60s and richmond, and in sunnyvale otherwise upper 50s at this hour. certainly warmer at this hour and it is hard to stay warmer. this warming trend for the weekend is still going to be chilly. but warmer than today. i will show you how warm it is going to get coming up. >> the bus our hopes. is he part of the hoax. or is he just a victim? story of a star football players dead girlfriend.that didn't exist -- tonight at 5-30. nightmare as a a jewelry store owner fights off would-be robbers. restaurant review.but what place is clean? website that will help you do just that.next.
>> pam: caught on camera - armed gunmen enter a menlo park jewelry store -- but they don't get away with much. you're looking at surveillance video. the owner pulling out his own gun. kron 4's haaziq madyun gives us a closer look. >> reporter: you are looking a surveillance video of one, two, three suspects who recently tried to rob plaza jewelers here on middlefield road in menlo park however that was the sound they heard when the owner's husband pulled out his hand gun that she says he keeps here behind the counter >> "my husband pulled his gun an just ah" >> reporter: and pointed? >> "just pointed and they run away"
>> reporter: in the video you can see the store owner take out his gun right here and point it toward the 3 men >> "he saw three guys come in really fast runningthey had hammers they tried to break the windows" >> reporter: she says this suspect here was just about to smash the glass on the diamond ring case but he and the other two abruptly turned around and headed for the door when her husband pulled out his gun >> "i just called the police" >> reporter: the san mateo county sheriff's department tracked down two of the suspects in the area and took them into custody a few hours after the incident occurredthe 3rd suspect and a 4th person are still being sought by policein menlo park haaziq madyun kron4news >> pam: san ramon police are reaching out for help from
the public. to track this man down. he is the last remaining suspect. in a deadly jewelry store robbery. investigators say, manuel arroyo. and three other suspects, tried to rob the gold n' treausres store on san ramon boulevard last year. but -- the heist was thwarted. when someone who worked at the store shot and killed one of the suspects. >> marin county is scheduled to hold a second gun buyback next week. that's even though the county ran out of money during first one. on tuesday, more than 40- thousand dollars was given out to people turning in guns. when they ran out money, officials turned to vouchers -- which they hope to pay back within the next 30- days. for now, no money will be handed out at the next buyback, which scheduled for next monday. , no questions asked way to get rid of a gun. >> catherine: yelp is going to start displaying health inspection information about restaurants on its review site. san francisco will be the first city in the country to post the new health scores on yelp. kron 4 tech reporter gabe slate shows us how it works.
>> you cannot judge and the reply is aesthetics. sometimes the dirtiest have the best food but now there is a new tool to help you decide where to eat. this is not determined by yelp. and it is not people determining these scores it as directly from the city health inspection data base. these are the official scores. if they have to give this information to san francisco is the first for everything. mayor ed leave is praising the partnership. this will be posted a of their hours of operation it is a slow introduction. very few businesses. when you click on it it it will show you the previous dates and violations but this can be scary depending on the establishment. you could
th see things li rodents, or hands not washing their hands. >> pam: mixed reactions from business owners. >> i do not think that restaurants should have to worry about it unless i have something to worry about something like hiding something like cockroaches. >> posting it on something else it is already posted. >> something like helped there are already posted on restaurants. >> i would like to know what the cleanliness is. that is why it is posted and they should have it posted. >> sometimes they make a big deal out of it. >> pam: coming up more reaction from restaurants in the new yelp postings. >> gary: we have seen it clear skies >> jacqueline: still, we
have seen clear skies. 50s in a number of places. and in half moon bay, 65 degrees. 65 and concord. 60s in san jose. we are going to continue to see this warming trend for the morning in the opinion of the. tomorrow, plenty of the 30's. and pretty soon, we are going to see 50s for the weekend. we can expect low 60s and even the upper 60s and portions of the bay area. this area of high-pressure for this warmer weather will keep us dry and warm for the next several days. no rainfall until early next week first, let us take a look at the temperatures. 40's in santa rosa. 40's for half moon bay. and no20's through
napa. we did see some of that freezing fog. s for fairfield, 28. concord, pleasanton, upper 30's and all of the east bayshore. and as for the afternoon high temperatures. upper 60s and a number of places like los gatos. 66 in cupertino. and for the inland valleys will see even though 60621 concord. and plenty of 60s for the east bayshore. and for the north bay. san francisco, ocean beach plenty of low 60s through the north bay. a look at your extended forecast. with warm weather for the next several days. for the middle of next week a chance of showers. very slight.
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>> the 415 area code is getting company - it's just not clear exactly who will be impacted. the 415 area code is expected to be used up by october of 2015.and california's public utilities commission is holding public hearings today - trying to figure out how to introduce the new 628 area code to the bay aera. the cpuc can choose to either split the 415 region into two parts, forcing some residents to switch area codes, or assign the new 628 area code only to new numbers, which is called an overlay. lots of people are very attached to their area codes.and many are commenting about the change here on our kron-4 facebook fan page. daniel: overlay.let the existing 415 numbers stay the same. 628?! nobody will be happy to have that. arlene: just like daly city
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grant lodes is here to help us make sense of this story. grant, what in the world is going on here? >> i have no idea. manti t'eo says he's the victim of a demented joke. some skeptics think he lied about a romantic relationship.in order to get more publicity. t'eo is a mormon from hawaii who went to a catholic college in indiana.and almost won the heisman trophy in december. last fall t'eo told reporters his girlfriend attended stanford - got into a bad car accident, then died of lukemia. after this story broke t'eo released a statement saying it's painful and humiliating to realize he was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies. this twitter photo is manti te'o at the img academy in bradenton, florida, where he's training for the nfl
draft, and likely also taking refuge. pressure continues to mount for te'o to explain the inconsistencies between the very public love story of his fake girlfriend and his statement claiming he'd never actually met her. during the football season, the story of the star linebacker enduring the death of his girlfriend and grandmother on the same day transcended sports. people from around the world were touched by how in love te'o seemed to be with lennay kakua, the girl he called his soul mate. >> "i cried. i yelled. i never felt like that before. this is six hours ago i just found out my grandma passed away and you take the love of my life." >> reporter: on the day of his girlfriend's supposed funeral. te'o played football. and after the game notre dames football coach brian kelley actually awarded the game ball to the girl we now know doesn't exist. >> "this is for lennay. i
want manti to have this ball to take it back to hawaii." >> pam: we have heard that his father is that the girl visited the sun in hawaii. >> there could say that perhaps there is a lie going on. maybe this was only an online girlfriend? >> i do not need to laugh but everybody is talking about this. and the college hired a private investigator. why did they not go to the police.y low lawye baffled that the police did not get involved. and we cannot know the story has
still been that know her game all indications... tran do that they were keeping it under wraps. however, there could be some active investigation. there was no death a certificate or even possibly no girlfriend and leading to more questions. once he has a press conference hopefully, we will get to the bottom of this. >> pam: it is bizarre, catherine? >> catherine: the colorado movie theatre where a gunman killed 12 people last july - and injured 70 others - is reopening tonight. there's a private event for victims and officials. it's been a tough situation for theatre owners. they wanted to show sensitivity to what happened -- but some of the relatives of those killed thought they were being 'used.'
others appreciated the gesture. the mayor of aurora says a community survey showed overwhelming support for the reopening. >> defense secretary leon panetta was asked about gun control while he was meeting with u- s soldiers in italy today. it's probably the bay area native's last trip to europe as defense secretary. he says he doesn't know why anyone besides people in the military would need armor-piercing bullets. >> for the life of me i could not know why people half to have an assault weapon. for the life of me, i do not know why people- have to have an assault weapon when these kids are getting killed. i know it is tragic. i know what an impact it must have on those families. >> catherine: panetta is defending the president's proposed ban on assault weapons. he says steps can be taken without undermining the second amendment. panetta will probably fly home in time to attend the inauguration. president obama will
actually go through the ceremony twice. once on sunday - a private affair. and then monday -- the big public event - complete with crowds and concerts - and tons of security. >> remember the 2009 swearing in? huge crowds. so big - that a lot of people got lost.mis- directed. even stuck in underground walkways - missing the whole ceremony. this year there will be fewer people on the mall. and better strategies to move them in the right direction. across the country - people have been getting ready. children who will perform in a circus. trainers getting the beautifully groomed horses prepared. and lots of high school bands.including this one from washington state. they've been practicing for this for a whole year.long before even being sure of an invitation. >> they're hoping even of getting a and a party invitation. >> catherine: the tradition
of a public ceremony goes back forold film includes william mckinley's inaugural parade in 1897. teddy roosevelt's in 1905. one of the biggest changes over the years. security keeps growing by leaps and bounds. this year it will include swat teams. bob-sniffing dogs. teams trained on weapons of mass destruction. even a dive team will be standing by. among the people lining up to see the president begin his second term. paul ryan.the republican congressman who ran for vice-president. he says it's an 'obligation.' making a return appearance- the bible used by abraham lincoln at his inauguration. president obama used it last time - and wants to use it again. he'll also use one owned by martin luther king jr. the big is monday. everything from a special u.n. for troops and afghanistan. here's an interesting bit of casting. al pacino is going to play joe paterno.in a movie about the late penn state coach. brian depalma will direct. and the movie will apparently follow paterno's final years - as the
winningest college football coach ever. and presumably - the way his career ended in discrace in 2011 - with the sex abuse scandal involving assistant jerry sandusky. >> catherine: betty white turns 91 betty white, america's "golden girl," turns 91 today. she adores animals.so she's asking fans to donate money to morris animal foundation. she's hoping to rasie at least 10-thousand dollars. meantime. how many 91-year- olds do you know who have such a busy career? betty has been a regular on a couple of current t-v shows.and makes dozens of guest appearances. >> the creator of the long- running advice column "dear abby" has died-- pauline phillips was 94 when she passed on wednesday after a long battle with alzheimer's disease. for more than forty years, "dear abby" supported equal rights for women and minorities. the column also promoted aids awareness and
education. daughter jeanne phillips took over the column from her mother more than a decade ago and says she has big heels to fill. >> jacqueline: it was in the 60s and a number of places. 65 in richmond. 60s in richmond, 60s and sunnyvale. 63 and san jose. upper 50s and 60s with the current conditions pretty mild. still 60s and san francisco and richmond. otherwise, 50s for the most part. it is going to be warmer. still, some 30's out the door. mainly for the north bay, the delta, the inland valleys and portions of the south bay. and the morning lows will be 30's and '40's. things are going to warm up quickly as we go towards a
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it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >> this just in to the kron 4 news room there has been a shooting in hayward on tennyson. this is video from our partnership with the sky 7. again, there has been a shooting in hayward on tennyson. now for today's market update. stocks make big gains after strong reports on the housing market and unemployment claims. all making investors more optimistic about the
economy. on wall street. the dow soared 84-points to close just shy of 13- thousand-600. the nasdaq jumped up 18- points. and the s-and-p-500 gained eight points. to close at another five-year high. chav >> jacqueline: we did see some temperatures in the 50s and 60s. this unseasonably warm weather will continue for the weekend. temperatures are still chilly in some areas. 30's with upper 30's as we go towards the weekend. low 40's. for the afternoon highs, plenty of 60s. through the weekend and as we see this area of high pressure. it is well to the north. no rain for several days. this will stay intact for wednesday of next week.
we will enjoy mild temperatures and still some areas that are chilly. santa rosa, in napa. 28 in fairfield. we could see freezing fog again. temperatures are going to certainly reflect that with concord, pleasanton. freezing, below freezing. take a look at the bay shores. nearly 40's. and for the south bay. 434 san francisco tomorrow morning. it will be warming up tomorrow, 43-4 san francisco. and campbell. san jose, for the inland valleys it will be mainly in the low 60s although a couple of places could see 60s in antioch, concord. low 60s for the most part for the east bayshore. and san francisco, 60s in berkeley. in the north bay, also 60s
as for the sierras? will be extremely warm. this pattern will continue with 50 degrees for the weekend and chilly. temperatures in the single digits. dry and warm for the weekend. this pattern will break down. wednesday, thursday more cloud coverage and the chance of showers. we will keep you posted. www.snowbomb.com there's no snow to talk about and under 100 in.. boreal and northsta www.snowbomb.com. >> catherine: it's an encounter most could live without. two australian fisherman got up close and personal with a great white shark about two miles off shore on victoria's south west
coast. the two men were fishing for much smaller sharks when they lured in more than they expected. a 13 foot great white shark circled their boat for forty nail-biting minutes. the men say they were nervous but also mesmerized by the shark and couldn't tear themselves away from the ocean predator. the real life jaws nudged their boat--but left the twoboth men returned safely to (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> why did the chicken cross the road, maybe she was trying to get away form this couch maybe it's because these signs tell you to speed up and slow down all the same time so you don't this toilet oh wait too late contra costa count just like many other counties around the bay has to eat the cost of cleaning up illegal dumping and trash here is sever containers of hazardous materials that were abandonded and not far form that a sanyo television on hess road they put up
this barbed wire fence not to keep the cows in but to kee the trash out here right next to a coule of bulls there is building material dumped on the side of the road over in the city of concord there one street with not one, not two not even three but four different couches and it's just off freeway 242 beetween the car dealerships and yes i did say the 242 there is also a problem with landscapers dumping all their trimmings around the county we are residents of this area need to start questioning where the items to give to haulers is going and ask for recipts because most of this is cleary some contrator who promises to take your items to the landfill only to pocket the money we are going to have to take control of our neighborhoods starting today are you in? in contra costa county stanley roberts kron 4 news if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e- mail us at 'people behaving badly' at kron- four-dot- com.
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>> pam: the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound is only heavy most are moving decent and taking a look of the golden gate. the left side of your screen but nonetheless, moving pretty well at the hour. the san mateo bridge, very heavy. eastbound towards hayward and picking up. take a look at the walnut creek the 680 interchange is heavy and all directions. >> jacqueline: the traffic is bad but the weather is pretty nice. this live look at downtown san francisco city hall clear, warm. your weekend forecast, coming up.
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>> a bay area search is called off after the mother says that she made the entire thing up. and in new at six we take a look at the spread of the flu in the bay area. that will kick off our team coverage of the epidemic. >> jacqueline: and the warming trend. temperatures in the 50s. certainly warmer for the weekend. how warm it is
hostages at a natural gas plant in the algerian desert. for other families in the u=s and elsewhere, the news may not be so positive. >> there seems to be a significant death toll, a number of hostages seem to have been killed. >> pam: new reports from algeria claim. that special forces have completed their operation to free hostages. which include americans. governments around the world are expressing concern about how the operation was carried out. kron 4's grant lodes is here to explain why u-s officials are not too happy. grant? >> american leaders are not happy because the only involvement the u-s had here was to send an u-manned drone to eastern algeria to watch what was unfolding. algeria's army says it had no choice but to send in its special forces for a rescue. a very bloody fight apparently ensued. it appears several - at least six hostages have been killed in the process. dozens more are unaccounted for. it's still unclear how many americans are involved.
cnn has confirmed that among those still being held -- a man from texas. islamist militants are clainimg responsibility for the ambush, which happened yesterday at a b-p gas plant. that group says at least 35 hostages died - but officcials are highly skeptical of that. they are preparing for a very bad situation. >> pam: a search for an attempted kidnapper in san jose is called off. after the mother admits she made up the whole story. kron 4's rob fladeboe is live tonight at san jose police headquarters. rob - have police said why the mother made up the story? >> reporter: there were a lot of red flags. exactly
why, they are not saying. but they are very angry that many police resources were wasted what turned out to be a hoax. albert morales >> she finally admitted it the entire store was a fabrication. batch which point with the been continued to question. -- at which point. i cannot share but she is now considered a suspect. we opened an active criminal investigation and we will be discussing the case with the district attorney's office. moving forward in hopes of filing charges with a police report >> reporter: this is video. from san jose, she told me the story that she told police that we now is not true.
>> this was yesterday. >> i was flying outside yesterday with my daughters and he commented on how beautiful they were. the color of their hair--i was playing outside with my daughters yesterday. he grabbed my daughter's ankles and her boots fell off and it eventually ended. >> reporter: none of that happens. it is a criminal investigation they have not released her name is been forwarded to the district attorney. filing a false police report is a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor. reporting live, kron 4, rob fladeboe. >> pam: new tonight. there is growing concern about the spread of the flu. the disease has reached intense levels in almost every state. here in the bay area, one person has died from the illness. and the demand for flu shots is on the rise. kron 4's charles clifford starts our team coverage.
with a look at how the virus has spread. >> reporter: when people get sick they tend to go online and search for things like flu remedies. for the past few years google has been collecting this search data and using it to track the spread of the flu. they call it google flu trends and right now flu trends shows that the every state is seeing intense or high flu activity. here in california we have high flu activity. this graph shows that right now there's a spike in flu related searches that higher than in any previous year. flu trends also has a feature that shows flu activity in individual cities. google calls it an experimental feature because the results haven't been compared to cdc data. here in the bay area, we can see results for san francisco, oakland , and san jose. in san francisco, flu trends shows that there is intense flu activity, much higher than in previous years. over in oakland, there's high activity and finally in the south bay google flu trends says that there is also high activity in san jose. now, while google flu
trends seems to show that flu activity is on the rise nation wide, the cdc has actually seen a drop in the number of positive influenza cases since new years. we expect to get updated information from the cdc on friday. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> as we mentioned. we're also learning tonight of the bay area's first flu related death of the season kron 4's dan kerman joins us here with details. dan? >> pam: we will get back with dan. there is some small audio problem first, let us check with justine
waldman. now so many people have been getting the flu shot, that those who haven't and are staring to look are having a bit more of a difficult time. some places have it. some don't. our team coverage continues. now with kron 4's justine waldman. she went out looking for the flu shot. and found it at a clinic in fremont. >> we called pediatricians, we called retail pharmacies. some of them were out. >> reporter: there will have a another opening of immunizations. justin waldman, kron 4. >> pam: santa clara health officials say a 98 year-old woman died and suffered from a variety of chronic illnesses including ammonia. this brings the total number of death the others for and
a sacramento, central valley and there were two of the greater los angeles area. the worst could still be to come. >> as far as the flu itself it might not have peaked as the number maximum. that is not unusual it is usually the most in late january until the month of march. we could see more. it is still okay to get a flu shot. >> reporter: in addition, the best where you can protect yourself is by washing your hands. and also start getting flu symptoms, to not send your children to school and to not go to the office. >> pam: in the east bay. school officials are dealing with the suspected outbreak of the norovirus. unlike the flu, there is no vaccine for the highly contagious gastro- intestional disease. at burton elementary school
in the lafayette school district - 113 children were ill last week. and then this week, 71 children at the middle school got sick. officials say, they deployed a task force to disinfect the locations affected and they feel the worse may be over. >> we've deployed 86 custodians to disinfected katthe campus. and other areas, where we had at least 100 students that fowere absent now we are about half of that we're hopeful and optimistic that the cleaning practices will help crack down. >> pam: the contra costa of has taken samples and is
inducting tests if this is in fact department has taken samples from both sites and is conducting tests to confirm >> caught on video. 3- suspects attempting to rob the plaza jewelry store in menlo park. 12:30pm. the store owner describes seeing the robbers rush into her store. >> i saw three guys coming in it really half-assed. one guy pulled out a gun. the other guy went to the front and he had a hammer "tried to break the windows" >> pam: the store owner's husband surprised the robbers, by pulling out a hand gun from behind the counter. the 3- would-be- robbers ran out of the store empty handed. two of the suspects were later captured by police then.
>> this driver apparently ihit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal no word on my next door will be reopened the high temperatures today were in the 60s. 60s in concord. 65 in half moon bay. 66 degrees. right now, temperatures are pretty mild 40's in novado. san francisco will stay a little bit warmer and in san jose. here is what we can expect
out the door tomorrow. still chilly. for the afternoon and even warmer. 60s nearly everywhere. much more 60s and it will stay mild for the east and in fact mild for theire weekend. look at that, coming up >> more troubles for lance armstrong after his involvement with doping. what an olympic committee is demanding that he too. is this a hoax on the this college player or the [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price
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next week. football player and his late girlfriend - who never existed. grant lodes is here to help us make sense of this story. grant, what in the world is going on here? >> manti t'eo says he's the victim of a demented joke. some skeptics think he lied about a romantic relationship.in order to get who went to a catholic college in indiana.and almost won the heisman trophy in december. last fall t'eo told reporters his girlfriend
attended stanford - got into a bad car accident, then died of lukemia. after this story broke t'eo released a statement saying it's painful and humiliating to realize he was the victim of what was apparently constant lies. this twitter photo is manti te'o at the img academy in bradenton, florida, where he's training for the nfl draft, and likely also taking refuge. pressure continues to mount for te'o to explain the inconsistencies between the very public love story of his fake girlfriend and his never actually met her. during the football season, the story of the star linebacker enduring the death of his girlfriend and grandmother on the same day transcended sports. people from around the world were touched by how in love te'o seemed to be with lennay kakua, the girl he called his soul mate. >> "i cried. i yelled. i never felt like that before. this is six hours ago i just found out my grandma passed away and you take the love of my life." >> on the day of his girlfriend's supposed funeral. te'o playedand after the game notre dames football coach brian game ball to the girl we now know doesn't exist. >> "this is for lennay. i to take it back to hawaii." >> still suspicious. >> jacqueline: not much
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also one used by martin luther king jr.. there will be an event sunday-tuesday. a special viewing will also be provided for troops. >> this just in to the kron 4 news room lamplance armstrong, after denying. on the same day that he was stripped of his bronze medal from this olympic. the interview with oprah winfrey is right now >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance her cycling performance? >> yes or no. was that a p o? >> yes. >> did you ever you blood transfuse transition transfer? >> yes. >> did you ever used
testosterone, a cornerstone for human growth hormone to? >> yes on ccortisone... and your opinion was it humanly possible to have a victory without doping seven times in a row. >> not in my opinion. >> this was taped on monday. hahe was stripped of all of its titles. much more coming up with gary look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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(male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> reporter: this 98 year- old woman is the first victim of the flu season the peak could be coming still and the month of february, march 30th of not gotten a flu shot it is still time. >> continuing our coverage of the flu outbreak washington hospital had a flu clinic. 125 people came in during the five hours. shots for only $10. and it is open again on friday from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in fremont, kron 4.
>> nationwide the flu is spreading like wildfire. the search for flu remedies on global. they have been using search results with intense or high flu activity. if we show you california. right now, there is a peak. >> the other big story is that this is cautiously optimistic they have stopped the spread of the noraviurs. and the middle school also got se potentially the maura virus fo the
noravirus peaks in the winter months. >> yelp is going to start producing health reports. i will tell you why they are going this and how it could benefit the community. >> i spoke with several restaurant employees and what they thought of their customers being able to get the health rating. mixed ratings. >> i do not think that restaurants should have to worry about it unless they are worrying about it. i personally want to know what
the level of cleanliness is when i go to a restaurant. reporting in san francisco, kron 4. >> warming weather through the weekend. 60s in half moon bay. 60s enrichment. 60s for san francisco and a 63 in san jose. for tomorrow, it is going to be even warmer. upper 60s and a number of locations. 65 in sunnyvale. 63 in napa, concord and the low 60s for the east bayshore. with your extended forecast we are going to continue to warm for the weekend. widespread 60s. the morning lows with 40's as the go for next week will start to see some changes. cloud coverage, cooler temperatures and a chance of showers >> an attempted kidnapping
in milipitas. for. milpitas police are reaching out to the public for help in an attempted kidnapping man who police say tried to abduct a child inside the great mall. kron four's rob fladeboe explains what happened and has reaction from mall patrons. >> great mall patrons john juanitas and juan reyes say the attempted abduction of a child here has their two families on guard. >> i worry about my daughter's safety and other children are around this area. >> it is you're wrecking when you always have to worry about the children. >> reporter: milpitas police say the incident occurred as the victim's mother was shopping at the 'sporters' store inside the mall. >> sot sgt. gene smith/milpitas police while she was shopping she felt the tug and turned around and subsequently sought in another strange male walking away. >> reporter: the woman screamed and confronted the suspect who then ran away. police and mall security set up a perimeter and watched all mall entrances to no avail. in a
statement, the great mall said it's cooperating with police in what it calls an isolated incident. mall employee hakima benali says holding hands with her mother may well have saved the would be victim in this case. this woman is now carrying a can of pepper spray. heres another look at that suspect sketch. he's described as an asian male, 50-60 years old, with receding black hair and a pot belly. there were a lot of people. it was january 6th. if anybody has information to please come forward rob fladeboe, kron 4.
>> catherine: in national news. the colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12- people and wounded dozens of others six months ago is reopening tonight. cinemark is hosting a private event for victims, their families, and city leaders from aurora. it's being billed as a "night of remembrance". but not all of those affected by the tragedy are eager to return. some families are blasting the city and the theater for using them as pawns to generate ticket sales. others say they will attend because they say it is an important part of the >> gun control continues to be a hot topic in this country. and today vice president joe biden urged america's mayors to to help the obama administration in their efforts reduce gun violence. speaking at the u-s conference of mayors in washington today. biden says he doesn't want a repeat of tragedies such as last months school massacre in connecticut. >> i have been in this fight for a long time i have no illusions of the house
distortions will come from all sides. and i know full well the political obstacles are not impenetrable. yesterday. president obama urged congress to adopt several other gun control measures. such as banningcapacity magazines. the vice president says the administration is ready to take on the politicalbiden also dismissed the n-r-a's proposal to place in america. >> pam: is tiger woods trying to get his way back? coming up, gary radnich.
for a great football game. last year tophet we had a chance and is now this year we are going to find out who we play. now we can get ready to take care of business. >> tony gonzales with 18 years in the n f l sunday was the first time he qualified for the playoffs it is 95% that he will retire at the end of the year. patrick willis is a man on a mission. >> this is a guy who has played a guy games for a long time. he is making big plays.
>> he has done a lot. i am very thankful to have him. setting the bar very high. he is still playing at a very high level in doing everything correctly. he is very crafty and he knows how to yell. >> the 12-noon start. kaepernick had everybody talking. here, is a guy. 119 yds and now the 49ers all- time rushing. yards, touchdowns, and after he hangs this off he wants to put a whistle are round his
neck possibly doing some coaching. frank gore. >> i think that i am ready. all my life. i can tell who the real football players are. >> i will always tell a friend that when your done playing come find me or i will find you. because i love working with him as a player and i would love work with them as a coach. >> that last guy, greg roman people felt that he was going to get a head coach it is possible possibly not likely going to arizona. now, the national
story is that no third came t'ai is perpetuating the story of his girlfriend's death. to join this possibly twice. he did this on december 8th, december 11th. and he said that they had an online tech relationship and found out there is no such thing it was all a hoax. fame a we are going to donate this fall to lead that. >> he said that he knew this woman online.
>> there were skeptical all along. there were not aware that it was a hoax. maybe i am just not tied into. lance armstrong is a number of players for a number of years after but this college kid, i hate to say it but if you are in a dormitory room. sometimes, sometimes you are just too embarrassed. it is not the media's fault. but this is really getting a lot of coverage and people are asking who this guy is.
>> this is one of those deals. we will find out. and why spend a high draft choice on a criminal but not a lawyer for a it is very, very interesting purify i tend to always lean on the side of a younger guy. people that got caught up on that internet stuff. if >> there is a show on this on mtv. they patri perpetuate this-on false relationships for >> i am actually from the old school that if i like you, love you, i want to touch you.
>> is sad and disgusting. one person says that they are going to stay up all night stand it is possibly for a just lonely people! [laughter] speaking of plants armstrong. he is with oprah winfrey >> yes or no. let's did yo take performance and hunting drugs? >> yes my cocktail was only e p o transfusions and testosterone. in a weird way i almost testified because of my history with testicular cancer this is the last thing that i will say. this story is so bad, so toxic.
>> what do you think of tiger woods? now, the national enquirer. at the very least where there is smoke, there is fire. this is a happier times but the word if it is that they have spent time over the holidays. they are taking a little bit. and he is considering a $350 million anti cheating loss in this kin contract -- i did not really over to this but it was difficult to fathom.
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